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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gloria Nardini  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Gloria Nardini on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Gloria lives and works in the Chicago land area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gloria Nardini is Visiting Lecturer of English and Managerial Communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago.She is working on her second book, ''Madonna Mia! Qui Debbo Vivere?''

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Che Bella Figura!: The Power of Performance in an Italian Ladies' Club in Chicago (SUNY Series in Speech Communication) (SUNY SERIES IN ITALIAN/AMERICAN STUDIES)
ISBN: 0791440923

State University of New York Press. 1999

Literally translated, fare bella figura means "to make a beautiful figure", and figuratively it refers to the act of putting on a good show, performance, or display. The author uncovers the "real rules" of an Italian "ladies" club by analyzing their language and behavior. In so doing, she gives examples of the historical and linguistic importance of this concept, as well as its potential for cross-cultural misunderstanding.

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